But Can Reggie White Hit a Breaking Ball?

Baseball salaries have soared in recent years because of free agency, which permits players to work for the highest bidder. The N.F.L. introduced free agency this year. Some results:

PLAYER 1992 SALARY 1993 SALARY

Reggie White (defensive end) $1.8 million (Eagles) $4.5 million (Packers)

Gerald Perry (offensive tackle) $1.2 million (Rams) $3.3 million (Raiders)

Phil Simms (quarterback) $900,000 (Giants) $2.5 million (Giants)

Gary Clark (wide receiver) $850,000 (Redskins) $2 million (Cardinals)

; Mike Sherrard (wide receiver) $600,000 (49ers) $1.75 million (Giants)

Ronnie Lott (defensive back) $1 million (Raiders) $1.7 million (Jets)

Bill Fralic (offensive guard) $837,000 (Falcons) $1.6 million (Lions)

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